Symposium on the Future of Libraries
When we envision the future of libraries, youth services librarians must actively push for de-centralizing Whiteness, particularly in our collection development. This session will help librarians critically evaluate not just the media they purchase for their youth patrons but also the sources that review it. The future of libraries, and of library collections, must reflect the reality of the communities we serve and we, as gatekeepers, need to be advocates for change.
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Interests: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Collection Development, Community Engagement, Diversity, Equity of Access, Multicultural Services, Organizational Change, Public Services, Readers’ Advisory, Social Change, Training, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Library Type: Elementary School, High School, Public, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.